Bringing Horror Back  October 26, 2009 - December 26, 2009

Reading and Deliberating


I'm really sick of this vampire/werewolf craze and all the liberties taken. I want to know that, out there, there are some writers who are writing original horror. This could be anything from a new take on a ghost story, or modernizing a familiar archetype of horror.

So here are the rules:

1. No vampires or werewolves. While the vampire mythology stretches to almost infinity, I don't want to see anything that could be placed in the worlds of Twilight, Sookie Stackhouse, Vampire Diaries, etc. Give me something original.

2. Cohesive mythology. Plain and simple: if you create a rule, you are bound by that rule until something happens that creates a loophole. If your character can't digest salt, this will limit a substantial amount of food he can eat.

3. No Scream Queens. All main characters must be dynamic and interesting.




Horror Master Horror Master
Chill Seeker Chill Seeker
Night Walker Night Walker
Demented Thinker Demented Thinker
Grave Keeper Grave Keeper


John Dawson
John Dawson
Novi, MI


8 Contestants
12 Submissions
Created Oct 26, 2009

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any Member can Submit
  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • Only these Genres Can be Submitted:
    • Horror
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 10/26/2009 - 12/26/2009
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


John Dawson is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact John Dawson if you have any further questions.

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